Questions for Yaa Gyasi

As part of Davidson College's 2021 Common Read Program, we are pleased to host a conversation with Yaa Gyasi, author of this year's Common Read selection, Transcendent Kingdom.

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she held a Dean’s Graduate Research Fellowship. She lives in Brooklyn. Yaa Gyasi’s stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national bestseller Homegoing is “a book of blazing brilliance” (The Washington Post)—a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama.

After reading Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi, what question(s) do you have for the author?